Summer is almost here! Barbeques, swimming pools, and sun rays are right around the corner. Summer also brings holidays like the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, and last but certainly not least, Father’s Day. Are you looking to do something special or go somewhere different to celebrate dad this year? It’s hard to think of a city that offers more fun or a greater variety of activities than Los Angeles! This is exactly why this list of things to do in the city of angels on Father’s Day has something for everyone. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? L.A. for Father’s Day!

Father’s Day Round of Golf

Nothing really says “dad” like a round of 18. If the man in your life happens to love golf, reserve a tee time at one of the best golf courses that Los Angeles has to offer, the Angeles National Golf Club.  This desert-style, 72-par golf course, offers some breathtaking views and a full-service bar. Oh, and another thing, it was designed by Nicklaus Design Group, which is owned by golf legend Jack Nicklaus! Just in case it wasn’t said before, dad’s get unlimited mulligans on Father’s Day.

golf ball next to the pin

Take Dad Out to the Ball Game

“Ice-cold beer here!” The smell of fresh-cut grass and hot dogs, and the sound of a crowd cheering a 400-foot home run, who doesn’t love a sunny day at the ballpark? If you’re looking to go to a baseball game on Father’s Day, you’re in luck! The Los Angeles Dodgers host San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium with the first pitch at 1:10pm. You can purchase tickets here. The Dodgers will also be giving away a limited-edition Father’s Day Bucket Hat, so be sure to get there early.

Take a Hikeaerial view of griffith observatory

One of the most popular things to do in Los Angeles is hiking. It’s great exercise and oftentimes allows you to get in touch with nature. But you can hike anytime, and since it’s Father’s Day, why not hike and see something cool at the same time? Plan a hike to get to the iconic Griffith Observatory! There are several hiking trails that start at Greek Theatre or Fern Dell that hikers can take to get there. According to their website, “Griffith Observatory is southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Visitors may look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign.”

And if you’re looking for something a little more challenging than a hike, there’s always the Father’s Day Half Marathon that runs along the beach in Santa Monica. What better way to cap off a run than by jumping in the Pacific Ocean?

Rollercoaster of Love

I’m sure your dad has spent some time playing Super Mario at some point in his life. So, if he likes theme parks, take him to Universal Studios Hollywood to check out the all-new Super Nintendo World! And if he happens to be a thrill-seeker, there are rollercoasters and other adrenaline-pumping attractions that are must-rides. If you guys would rather not have your stomach in knots, there is plenty to do and experience like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you can see Hogwarts, get butter-beer, and get your own personal wands and see who is a better wizard and/or witch!

Casting Call

Every dad has a favorite tv show or movie. Why not take dad on a special tour of Paramount Studio – featuring over 100 years of Hollywood History.This tour offers visitors a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at one of the oldest and most iconic film studios in Hollywood.You and dad can visit famous sets where classic movies and TV shows were filmed, get up close with props and memorabilia, visit the backlot with a variety of sets to replicate cities, soundstages, interactive exhibits, and plenty of photo opportunites. If you and dad are “trekkies,” the original “Star Trek” television series, as well as several subsequent films and television series in the franchise, were produced at Paramount Studios. The studio lot was used for filming spaceship interiors, alien planets, and other futuristic settings.

Papa was a Rolling Stone

While everyone has different tastes, it’s safe to say we all love music. And on Father’s Day, you can rock out with the Mamas and the Papas at the Grammy Museum! Take a dive into the history of the Grammy’s and relive some of the best Grammy moments. Take a walk on the red carpet and even learn how to win a Grammy! Special limited-time exhibits will include The Power of a Song: A Songwriters Hall of Fame Exhibit and Shakira, Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience.

city cruises in marina del rey

All of these fun activities to do in L.A., but what about a nice Father’s Day meal? No matter what you decide to do with dad, start a new tradition that is sure to create memories for the whole family to remember. This is why you should look no further than the Marina del Rey Father’s Day Premier Brunch Cruise or the Marina del Rey Father’s Day Premier Dinner Cruise. Either start your day or end your day on the water, having a chef-created meal with cocktails, beer, and wine. Enjoy the food and music from the comfortable air-conditioned interior, or step outside to enjoy the picturesque backdrop of the California coast, and toast to dad!

FAQs – Father’s Day in LA (2024)

What activities are available for Father’s Day in Los Angeles in 2024?
Los Angeles is brimming with options for Father’s Day. You could book a round of golf at one of the city’s premier golf courses, catch a baseball game at Dodger Stadium, take a hike to the iconic Griffith Observatory for breathtaking city views, or explore the thrilling Ziplines at Pacific Crest for adventure-loving dad’s​​​​.

Are there any unique dining experiences for Father’s Day in LA?
Yes, Los Angeles offers unique dining experiences like specialty items from chef kitchens at The Fields, located at Banc of California Stadium, or indulging in a southern-style a la carte menu at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. For car aficionados, the Petersen Automotive Museum hosts a “Hoods Up” event, showcasing some of their favorite vehicles​​.

Why consider City Cruises for Father’s Day in Marina del Rey or nearby areas?
City Cruises offers a memorable way to celebrate Father’s Day with Premier Brunch or Dinner Cruises in Marina del Rey. These cruises provide stunning views, delicious food, and an unforgettable experience on the water, making it a perfect way to show appreciation for dad​​.

What makes Father’s Day cruises in Marina del Rey special?
Father’s Day cruises in Marina del Rey stand out because of the unique combination of scenic beauty, gourmet dining, and the serene experience of being on the water. It’s an opportunity to create lasting memories while enjoying the picturesque marina and ocean backdrop.

Are there similar cruise experiences available in Long Beach or Newport Beach?
While specific details for Father’s Day were not mentioned for Long Beach or Newport Beach, City Cruises operates in various locations, offering a range of experiences. It’s likely there are similar cruising options available that provide an equally luxurious and enjoyable experience for Father’s Day celebrations in these areas.

Original Post Date: May 4, 2023